Genes involved in cerebellar cell specification and differentiation

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1997 Feb;7(1):40-7. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(97)80118-3.


The conservation of transcriptional regulatory mechanisms across species, combined with the restricted expression of these molecules in time and space within the embryo, has offered new insights into CNS cell specification. Studies examining transcriptional control in the generation of specific cell classes within the cerebellar cortex have been particularly elucidative.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation / genetics
  • Cerebellum / cytology*
  • Cerebellum / embryology*
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development
  • Genes*
  • Stem Cells / cytology
  • Stem Cells / metabolism